Diego Romero (b. 1964, California) is a third-generation Cochiti Pueblo artist who specializes in pottery and printmaking. Romero's practice marries Cochiti Pueblo traditions with his love of comic books, superheroes, mythology and pop culture. When working in ceramics, he honors his ancestors' method of coiling clay, but expands the tradition with modern imagery and painting treatments. Across mediums, Romero's narratives combine humor and biting social commentary that suggest messages about contemporary Native American life related to Native politics, history, identity, war and alcoholism.
Romero attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe before earning his BFA at Otis Parsons School of Design and his MFA at the University of California, Los Angeles. His work is found in numerous public collections including the British Museum (London), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, D.C.) and New Mexico Museum of Art. The artist is married to photographer Cara Romero and the couple live in Santa Fe.
- Romero is a frequent collaborator with the print shop Landfall Press, now known as Black Rock Editions, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Other printmakers who've worked with Landfall and Black Rock include Lesley Dill, Sol LeWitt, Christo and Judy Chicago.
- In the collection of our sister gallery, form & concept, Todd Ryan White takes similarly funny and revolutionary liberties in his interpretations of pop culture iconography. View his work.
Black Rock EditionsA Print Showcase 25 Feb - 4 Jun 2022Black Rock Editions is a two-year-old Santa Fe print house, but its roots stretch back 50 years and across the nation. This print exhibition celebrates Black Rock’s founding and explores the storied history of its legendary forebear, Landfall Press. Historic Landfall prints by legendary artists commingle with brand new works from Black Rock’s roster of BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and women artists, highlighting the nascent print house’s intersectional vision for the future of printmaking.
Partners in Art | Black Rock EditionsMay 8, 2020“Our job is to see the holes, patch those up and make things better.” Early this year, married couple Steven Campbell and Christina Ziegler Campbell embarked on a mission to transform an independent print publisher into a community hub that serves underrepresented artists. They’re both veteran employees of Landfall Press , a 50-year-old print shop that was founded by Jack Lemon in Chicago and moved to Santa Fe in 2004. Landfall is a legendary operation with editioned prints by famous artists such as Christo , Vito Acconci, Claes Oldenburg, Sol...